Rodin had his own specific working methods to create sculptures. These methods together with a passionate response that maintained by Rodin to the human body resulted in the creation of world famous statues. He also had spontaneous drawing skills as well as modeling skills which helped him to create realistic statues.
The approach Rodin used for creating sculptures was a result of his early training. Some people might see this approach as a radical approach as well as idiosyncratic. His training was done in commercial studios and this helped him to remove the rigid approach that usually existed in making of sculpture. The rigid approach was a nature that the French art establishment imposed.
Rodin created a large workshop after establishing himself as an independent sculptor. There was high demand for public as well as domestic sculpture during the period of the late 19th to the early 20th centuries. Rodin was happy to disseminate his creation to a wide range of audience.
Other sculptors who lived in the same period were the creation of sculpture and statues as a collaborative process, and Rodin’s view was no different. To create his masterpieces Rodin employed highly qualified and trained plaster casters, and other workers such as carvers and founders. He also took great care in selecting studio assistants. Rodin took great care in selecting everything until his original models are turned into a finished work. Rodin’s fame grew faster and as a result of this, many young sculptors made it their aim to become his pupils.
Rodin also left a large number of models, casts, prints and sketches on his death. There were also numerous invoices and letters that are left behind by Rodin relating to his work. Most of these things are now preserved in the Rodin Museum. You can see his works as well as the things that are left behind by Rodin in the museum during the Rodin Museum Tour.
The drawings which acted as the initial stage of his sculpture creation created were inspired from real life. He accurately recorded the model’s profile and often viewed the body from different heights. After the drawings are complete he will then proceed to create plaster casts and clay models. He will use these models as a base for his original sculpture and will revise the designs. After he is satisfied with the models he will then proceed to create the original sculptures. These methods helped him to create perfect sculptures that are now recognized worldwide.